Graduate Forms for Current Students

Department of Communication Forms


Department of Communication Forms (Commonly Used) 

MA Forms:

Nomination of MA Advisor

MA Thesis Proposal Form

Graduate Division MA Committee Nomination

Graduate Division MA Committee Changes

MA-Defense Requirement Grid & Results

PhD Forms:

Nomination of PhD Advisor

Graduate Division PhD Committee Nomination

Graduate Division Doctoral Committee Changes

Qualifying Exam Option Form - Committee approval for two-quarter qualifying exam period

Graduate Division Report of Qualifying Exam Results

PhD Dissertation Proposal Meeting

Report on Doctoral Degree Final Defense

Graduate Division PhD Committee Changes

Course Requirement Grids (used for progress planning & annual review):

MA-Only Course Requirement Grid

MA/PhD & PhD Only Requirement Grid - Dual requirement grid document

Directed Reading & Directed Research Contracts:

COMM 593 Directed Reading Contract

COMM 596A Directed Research Contract


Request for Exception to Employment - Employment in excess of 50%, beyond departmental normative time, academic probation.  Return to Department for processing.

Eligibility Verification - Completed by hiring department and submitted to department

Leave of Absence:

Filing LOA - One-time filing leave option & must be registered preceding academic quarter

Leave of Absence - Leave for medical/health difficulties, parenting/pregnancy, emergencies in immediate family, armed services/military duties

In Absentia - Leave outside of California for full academic quarter & must be directly related to degree research (faculty approval required)


Academic Progress Plan

Outside Department Approval (UCSB course)

Outside-course Approval (non-UCSB)